Long version of Mercedes-Benz GLC went for testsMay 26, 2020
Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation of GLC, and it was this SUV that first appeared in camouflage.
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz released the successor to the slightly angled GLK in the form of a GLC, which was fully developed in accordance with the modern design language of the German brand, and already at the beginning of last year debuted the updated GLC. A new GLC has been developed in Stuttgart for a long time, and it was this car that first appeared outside the factory gates in a “psychedelic jacket”.
Mercedes-Benz is currently busy developing the new C-Class, and therefore it is not surprising that the GLC, in fact an analogue of the C-Class SUV, will also be updated in the long run. Although the car is still fanatically covered with camouflage film, the design language of the current model is likely to be transferred to the real one, and you should not expect a revolutionary new design.
However, the GLC in these photos looks much more stretched than the one available for ordering from Mercedes-Benz. This is not surprising, because last year the manufacturer added an SUV to the family of compact models of the brand, which in reality is not so compact in size. With a length of 4.63 meters, the future seven-seater SUV has a lower roof line than the current model, as well as an increased overall length and an extended wheelbase. In terms of proportions, the second generation Mercedes-Benz GLC (codenamed X254) has a significantly longer and more horizontal hood.
This GLC coupe, as well as the GLC of a more traditional form, will be offered with numerous motorization options, including not only regular gasoline and diesel versions, but also a plug-in hybrid version. Undoubtedly, the list of engines at the top of the status ladder will be presented by powerful AMG versions.
The current GLC is assembled in Bremen, Germany and countries such as China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Finland and Thailand. Given the success of SUVs, the Mercedes factory in Sindelfingen will also begin production of the new GLC in 2022.
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